Thursday, July 30, 2009

Video: Grand Central

PBS's The American Experience on the construction of Grand Central first aired in February. Special appearance by Jill Jonnes.

Interestingly, it discusses how the construction of the terminal was financed by leasing the air rights - one of the first times this was done, and something real estate developers and train agencies have been trying to replicate around the city ever since.

I definitely appreciate lots of things about Grand Central, but I do wish it still had a nice big train shed.

1 comment:

Melvin said...

great to see this...
love ya...


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